Who elected these guys?

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A couple weeks ago, PSC Commissioner Roger Koopman wrote an op-ed piece. In it, he faulted Missoula and Bozeman schools for granting students a half day to take part in climate rallies.  The crisis, he said, “doesn’t exist.”  Lately, PSC Chairman Brad Johnson sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, urging it to light a fire under a study on energy reliability. The letter was actually written by American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a lobbying group.

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Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) speaks in Montana only to carefully selected groups with little notice. It seems he’s afraid of facing the populace in the state he purports to represent.

Who’s on first?

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Attorney General Tim Fox faces two opponents in the Republican primary race for Governor. Greg Gianforte recently was endorsed by pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Soon after, Fox announced that Montana was joining the lawsuit to uphold North Carolina’s law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks. Meanwhile, Al Olszewski sent his wife to protest the SBAL endorsement of Gianforte.

Please cancel the invite

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Following Pres. Trump’s belittling of wheat exports to Japan, Sen. Jon Tester invited him to visit Montana. The idea is to open Trump’s eyes to the importance of the Japanese market. That idea may have merit, but it would be overshadowed by the gloom of Trump’s presence in Montana once again.